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How Cloud Web Hosting Functions

What is cloud hosting in reality? The term 'cloud' seems to be quite fashionable in today's computing, World Wide Web and web hosting phraseology. Nevertheless, just a select few really are aware of what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a fine idea to educate yourself about cloud hosting services. To make a very long tale succinct, we will first enlighten you on what cloud hosting is not.

1. Cloud Hosting is Not Limited to a Remote Disk Storage Exclusively.

1. Furnishing a remote file storage solution, which comprises one data storage tool for all clients, does not transform any specific web hosting firm into an actual cloud hosting packages provider.

The cPanel web hosting firms name the ability to distribute remote disk storage solutions a cloud hosting solution. Until now there is nothing wrong with the cloud classification, but... we are discussing web hosting solutions, not remote file storage solutions for private or business purposes. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to dub a shared web hosting solution, driven by a single-server hosting environment, just like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" service. This is so because the remaining parts of the whole web hosting platform must be operating in precisely the same manner - this does not apply only to the remote file storage. The remaining services involved in the entire web hosting process also need to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's extremely difficult. A very meager number of web hosting suppliers can actually attain it.

2. It Encompasses Domains, Email Box Accounts, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Control Panels, etc.

Cloud hosting is not confined to a remote file storage only. We are discussing a web hosting service, serving plenty of domain names, web portals, mailbox aliases, etc., aren't we?

To call a web hosting service a "cloud hosting" one needs a lot more than offering solely remote disk storage mounts (or perchance physical servers). The electronic mail server(s) have to be dedicated exclusively to the electronic mail associated services. Performing nothing different than these given procedures. There might be just one single or perchance an entire cluster of electronic mail servers, depending on the overall server load produced. To have a real cloud hosting solution, the remote database servers should be operating as one, regardless of their real amount. Performing nothing else. The same is valid for the clients' hosting CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.

3. There are Cloud Domain Name Servers (DNSs) as well.

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an authentic cloud hosting plans provider will support multiple datacenter facility locations on multiple continents.

Here's an example of a DNS of a true cloud hosting provider:


dns1.zbesthosting.com

dns2.zbesthosting.com


If such a DNS is offered by your web hosting packages provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can absolutely be sure when you notice a DNS like the one underneath:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This kind of Domain Name Server simply displays that the web hosting platform in use is one-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server web hosting solution and holds a market share of more than 98%. In cPanel's case, one physical machine is responsible for all web hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, hosting Control Panel(s), website files, etc.).

Remote File Storage - The Perverted Definition of Cloud Hosting.

So, a cloud hosting service is not limited only to a remote disk storage solution, as lots of web hosting vendors wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting firms would have been classified as cloud web hosting ones long ago! They are not categorized as such, since they merely deliver file hosting services, not cloud web hosting services. The file web hosting platform looks indeed quite simple, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's just one tiny fragment of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be discovered in the cloud web hosting platform: the Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the not too distant future, probably a number of brand new clouds we presently don't know about will emerge out of the blue.